WASTE
PREVENTION, RECYCLING, DISPOSAL

Unlike household waste, the organic and inorganic waste generated in the production plants at the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack is solid, liquid and gaseous. Each of these waste types is treated in an ecologically responsible manner, recycled or disposed of professionally.

In the planning and development stages of plants we check whether the future generation of waste can be prevented or minimized. Our strategy also incorporates packaging and possible alternative materials.

Besides the company collection points on site, we have our own waste disposal center in the Chemical Park Knapsack that handles numerous recyclable materials such as scrap metal, electronic scrap and glass, as well as oils and construction waste. Recycling and disposal are performed by certified partner companies of the chemical industrial park.

Exhaust emissions from production plants and liquid residues that cannot be recycled are incinerated ecologically at the available company residue incineration facilities at the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack. The harmful substances contained are destroyed or bonded at temperatures of over 800 degrees centigrade. The hydrochloric acid produced in the process is reprocessed and used again in the plants. The incineration facilities are equipped with a multi-stage flue-gas cleaning system as well as modern measuring equipment.

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time. 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time.